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Many Doctors Hate Health Insurers

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According to a significant percentage of currently practicing physicians, health insurers take quite a bit of the joy out of their job.

Why? In order to effectively care for their patients, some doctors spend hours of unpaid overtime poring over claim paperwork to make sure that they are reimbursed by their patient’s health insurance plan. They are also frustrated with being paid for individual services performed, as opposed to cost savings or health outcomes.

Unfortunately, a recent survey of doctors has found that they believe that affordable health insurance reform will make an already bad situation even worse.

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